If you live in Delhi, chances are you’ve rushed, or been dragged to Pandara Road multiple times since you were a child. While you can hardly go wrong with your choices once you’ve reached the Pandara Road Market, we decided to help you out and prepare a short list of food recommendations for each major restaurant.

Havemore

Our personal favourite, we’ve been to Havemore innumerable times. The jewel in their considerable crown has to be the Butter Chicken, but that is not the only item worth considering.

If you’re a vegetarian, but miss the delightful curry of the Butter Chicken, we suggest you give their delicious Shahi Paneer a go. We doubt you will be disappointed. Another favourite among Havemore aficionados is the delightful Brain Curry. Try these with the Garlic Naan and Pudina Paranthas.

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 23387070, 011 23387171

Chicken Inn

chicken innIf your parents regularly visited Pandara Road, you’re either from a Havemore family or a Chicken Inn family. The long-time rival of Havemore, Chicken Inn has its own yummy items to boast of. While even they have a great Butter Chicken, in the interest of mixing things up we are not going to mention it any further.

We find the Kalmi Kebabs in their tandoori specialties outstanding. Another meaty delight is the succulent Mutton Burra, which is to die for. We also enjoy their take on the Brain Masala, and like to nom on their pickled onions as we wait for the mains.

Price: INR 1,600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 33106123

Veg Gulati

As meat eaters, it can seem strange talking about a vegetarian restaurant in the Pandara Road Market but, honestly, the marketplace wouldn’t be complete without the vegetarian-friendly Veg Gulati.

We’ve previously gorged on their delicious Dum Biryani with fresh veggies. Another favourite is the heavenly, heavy Dal Makhni. And we hear their Tandoori Mushroom isn’t bad either.

Price: INR 1,300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 33105837

Gulati

gulatiYou can’t visit Gulati without eating their kebabs! Their melt-in-your-mouth Galouti Kebabs are a must try for every meat lover. And don’t even get us started on the moist Kakori Kebabs!

Among their vegetarian items, they highly recommend the Paneer Lababdar. From the breads we really like the Butter Garlic Naan, while their new Cheese Naan really intrigues us.

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 33105051

 Pindi

Another old-school Pandara option, if you haven’t already, you should visit Pindi. Maintaining the vibe of a 90s spot, Pindi excels with their tandoori items. We’ve previously devoured their Chicken Rada and Saag Chicken. In the vegetarian options we hear good things about the Pindi Chole and the Paneer Korma.

Oh, and we really enjoy their Masala Papad, Keema Naan and Garlic Roti alongside.

Price: INR 1,700 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Contact: 011 23387932, 011 23385647

Ichiban

ichibanA little out of place is the pan-Asian restaurant Ichiban. Still, as a staple of Pandara late night feasting, it deserves its due.

In the dim sum selection we loved the Prawn Sui Mai, and also highly recommend the Golden Fried Prawns as an appetiser. Our team has also personally enjoyed the Khao Suey in the Thai section.

We hear good things about the squid items, and honestly you can’t go wrong with any of their pork dishes either.

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 4pm, 7.15pm – 12.30am

Contact: 011 33105503

#LBBTip: The true star of Pandara is no chicken expert or gravy master, but the kulfi seller outside Veg Gulati.

Featured image courtesy: Gulati